Harps North West 

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We Are Harps North West. 


Harps North West is a registered charity whose main aim is to promote playing, teaching and appreciation of the harp.


We offer lots of exciting opportunities for people in North West England to learn more about this beautiful and fascinating instrument.


We aim to enable more people to enjoy the harp in its various forms: from the inexpensive "cardboard" lap-harp to the glorious concert harp and everything in between, but especially the lever harp which is also known as the folk harp or clarsach. 


Most of our members, teachers and players live in

Cumbria, Lancashire and North Yorkshire, where we organise workshops, playing groups, skills sessions and our Summer Harp Festivals.


We hope that you enjoy your visit to our site, and that the harp will capture your imagination as it did ours!

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Our Next HNW Event: 


Workshop: Learning how to join in on a 'session'

18th Jan 2020, Burton in Kendal. 


Find out more.

Our JaNEWary challenge is back!  

Every day in January we will upload a brand new video guiding you through some exciting new pieces! Last year we had people from all over the world taking on the challenge and learning together. 

Next Absolute beginners session: 

14th March 2020 at Shap 


Come and see what all the fuss is about in one of our relaxed tutor led sessions for beginners.No musical experience or harp necessary. Click here find out more


Look out for our brand new post cards! 

Our role as a charity


 Harps North West serves the general public in these ways:


    • We introduce absolute beginners of all ages to playing the harp at  tutor-led Beginner Workshops.


    • We promote and organise tutor-led Player Workshops  and courses for harp players across a range of abilities. These workshops and courses primarily are open to our subscribing members but some are also open to non-members.

     

    • We promote and provide harp playing performances, as informal recitals and as formal concert events open to the general public.


    • We provide information to the public to promote the work of Harps North West.


Becoming a Member 


For our subscribing members our management committee promotes harp playing opportunities and social activities

 Benefits of becoming a member:


  • Free Monthly Workshops 
  • Playing groups 
  • Info & support in all things harp
  • Access to Harp Hire

News and Updates 


News and Events.

Find out what we have been up to as a society and as individual harpists and all the exciting goings on in our harping community. 




Workshops and Events.

Find out what events we have coming up over the next year.  


Charity No. 1093441. Contact convenor@harpsnorthwest.org.uk

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